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When you start looking for a source that is not available in your College or University library, you have several other options. You can look for it

The majority of these institutions have an online catalogue, which means you do not need to phone, email or go there. However, before choosing the institution that you think is the most likely to have your source remember that many countries (including the United Kingdom and France) have META-OPACs, that is, online catalogues which collect all the OPACs of a certain area. COPAC, for example, collect major British OPACs; CCFR collects French major online catalogues. And there are even META-OPACs which allow you to do online bibliographical searches of different national OPACs at once. This facility gives you the greatest overview of what is available on a trans-national level. We therefore suggest you should start by having a look at the META-OPACs relevant to Czech Studies, included in our

Although META-OPACs permit you to scan a massive amount of books (authors, titles, and subjects), this information will not include any articles. So, if you are looking for secondary literature, especially articles and chapters in books, the best way of resourcing these materials is to consult the

MLA International Bibliography which will be available on CD-ROM or in print at your University Library. The MLA International Bibliography provides a listing and subject index for books and articles published in modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It indexes over 50000 books and articles each year.

4. Virtual resources

4.3 Humanities portals and sites

Bohemistika
A site of announcements for literary critics interested in Czech studies. All in Czech.

Carolina
E-mail news service covering the Czech Republic. Produced by journalism students at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague.

Intute Arts and Humanities Hub
This site is one of the most useful for all areas of research in the Humanities. It contains links to sites within all subject areas of the Humanities and you will be offered routes to projects/organizations, primary sources, research-related sites, secondary sources, teaching and learning related sites and also bibliographical sources. It is regularly updated and continuously maintained.

The British Academy Portal
This is the British Academy's directory of online resources in the humanities and social sciences. It is designed as an entry point to resources available for those working in higher education and research, including the domain of modern languages amongst many other subjects.

Research in Modern Languages in the UK
This portal provides an online single point of reference for research interests in modern language studies across the UK. The website provides: a searchable online database of research conducted by UK-based researchers to which researchers may submit their details online; searchable databases of modern languages research events and resources to which users may submit new resources and events; archives and joining instructions for an email discussion list dedicated to research in modern languages.

Gabriel - Gateway to Europe's National Libraries
This is the World Wide Web service of Europe's National Libraries represented in the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL). It offers information about all the National Libraries of Europe, their services and online exhibitions.

History of Czech Theatre
Provides information on grants, projects, and the history of Czech Theatre.

Official Site of the Czech Republic